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Old 02-09-2019, 02:17 PM
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So far here is my 18 stx. 2" Level. debadged and exhaust only. I have 3.31 gears so im deciding between a 33 or a 34" tire. Gonna go with a good All Terrain. I am gonna keep my stock wheels and get some 1.25" wheel spacers...I would rather have the 18" stock wheels maybe I can find someone to trade lol.

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Originally Posted by KRAZO View Post

Truck looks great. Thanks for the insight. Couple questions, what setting did you put the bilsteins on? and what motor do you have? What's been the effect to your mpg with the new setup?
Its a 3.5. I set the Bilsteins at their highest level (2.10) and achieved about 40.5 Measuring from the ground to the center exterior wheel well all the way around. There is a slight variation of about 1/4 inch. I have not checked gas mileage yet, but I will because I am curious as well. Thanks
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Originally Posted by andthereyouare View Post
Here's my '16 Screw. With 2-inch lift for the front, stock height for rear. (I lost 1 mpg with this setup.)
Suspension: Eibach Pro truck level kit (Just the shocks used the stock spring)
Tires: Toyo AT 2's 305/55x20 (extreme model)
Wheels: Sota 20x9 with 0 offset
Added the flares too. As the wheel setup sticks out about an inch. Slight rubbing in reverse, which doesn't bother me.

looks higher than a 2 inch? And looks great!
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anyone have experience with mammoth or southern trucks rear blocks? they look identical in design and quality as readylift
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Bilstein with spacer (please excuse the dirty truck, it started snowing as soon as I got the truck home and took the picture).


I ended up doing 1/2” spacer and then 5100 Bilateins set at 1.75”. Oddly, I ended getting 7/16” of an inch more than I thought I would. The Bilateins have only been on a few hours and about 20 miles. I am thrilled with the results.. There is no “harshness” but the recovery is quicker and the body roll is less.
Final measurements as of today:
Front: 37 3/16”
Rear: 40 5/8”
Bilstein 1.75” with 1/2” spacer
Front: 39 7/8”
Rear: 40 1/4”
I was hoping for 1” of rake. Maybe if the Bilateins settle a little I will get that, but I couldn’t be happier with the ride.
For anyone considering this, the spacer was $25 from EBay and is powder coated billet aluminum.
Eventually gonna get some new tires and wheels!!!
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Just looked under the rear of my 2015 XLT and it does not have blocks between the axel and the spring. There is a flat plate but it is welded to the axel itself.

I guess that means I will have to use drop shackles to level it out. I am not interested in raising the front end.

If I go that route, what length shackles should I use?

Will it require a shim for pinion angle?

Torque on shackle bolts?


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Bilstein 5100's set at 2.1" and 270 lbs of sand in the bed for winter
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